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Theatre Arts: Theatre Design & Technology (Lighting Option) - BFA


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  • For more information about Theatre Arts, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log-on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: Students must apply and be accepted into this major.  Space is limited

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

Major Expectations: Students are expected to develop proper attitudes, habits, work standards and professionalism to move on to graduate studies or directly into the professional world of theatre.

Admission Requirements: Students are admitted through separate application, portfolio review, and interview with program faculty. Acceptance is competitive and not guaranteed.

 

Minimum Grade Accepted:

B- in all courses for major

Minimum GPA for Admission and Graduation: 2.75

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)                     3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Creative Arts

THEA 1713: Playscript Analysis (BHU)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Humanities

THEA 2500: Drafting for Theatre I   3   Emphasis Course THEA 2203: Costume Construction and Technology   3   Core
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   THEA 3500: Drafting for Theatre II   3   Emphasis Course
Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course  (MATH 1050  preferred) 4  

Math Placement  

THEA 3540: Lighting Design I   3   Emphasis Course
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3

General Education

Breadth Course

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1033: Beginning Acting (BCA)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Exploration Course

 THEA 1223: Stage Makeup    2  

Emphasis Course

THEA 2510: Scene Painting   3   Emphasis Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course THEA 3510: Scene Design I   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3555: Production Projects   1   Emphasis Course THEA 3555: Production Projects   1   Emphasis Course
THEA 3580: Software for Theatre Production Design   3   Emphasis Course THEA 3560: Period Styles/Historic Interiors (DHA)   3   Emphasis Course
Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3 General Education Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3 General Education
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3

General Education

Breadth Course

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3

Depth Course

Total Recommended Credits: 16.5   Total Recommended Credits: 15.5  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course
THEA 3555: Production Projects   1   Emphasis Course THEA 3520: Costume Design I   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3570: Historic Clothing (DHA)   3   Emphasis Course THEA 3710: Theatre History and Literature I (CI/DHA)   3  

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

THEA 3610: Directing I   3   Core Course THEA 4555: Production Assignments : Asst. Design or ME 2   Emphasis Course
THEA 3720: Theatre History and Literature II (CI/DHA)   3  

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

Theatre Electives    3

Emphasis Course

THEA 4540: Lighting Design II   3   Emphasis Course Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course    3 Depth Course
Theatre Electives     Emphasis Course      
Total Recommended Credits: 16.5   Total Recommended Credits: 14.5  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course
THEA 4555: Production Assignments : Asst. Design or ME 2   Emphasis Course THEA 5910: Capstone Project   2   Emphasis Course
Theatre Electives   3 Emphasis Course General Electives  12  
Literature/History Course   3 Emphasis Course      
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course   3

Depth Course

     
General Elective 3        
Total Recommended Credits: 14.5   Total Recommended Credits: 14.5  
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NOTE: General Electives are used to meet the university requirement of 120 total credits - these can be any courses, including additional Theatre courses.

Retention in the BFA Design/Tech program: Students must maintain B- or better grades in all courses required for major, have an annual portfolio review with the BFA Design/Tech faculty, and meet all department requirements. Annual reviews are held for each BFA student to determine satisfactory progress. These reviews determine if students will: (A) Continue in the program. (B) Be placed on programmatic probation. (C) Be discontinued from the program. Students not retained in the program must select another major. Students may apply for re-admission only with permission of the faculty at such a time that hte student has demonstrated significant improvement from the time of their dismissal.

Departmental Requirements:

  • Enroll in production practicum every semester except the semesters enrolled in THEA 1513 or THEA 2203.
  • Usher for each department production you are not involved in as actor or run crew. If usher spots are not available, students spend 3 hours in either the scene shop or costume shop before that show opens to assist with the production. Students have usher slips signed by the House Manager, or usher makeup time sheets signed by the shop manager, and return them to the office by the Monday following strike.
  • Attend production strikes as required. Strike crew calls are posted during performance week. Strike crew assignments are made for all students enrolled in practicum, and/or involved in the production.

Required Production Assignments (5-8 credits)


All design/tech students apply for production assignments in December for the following academic year. Assignments are made by the design faculty in January. These assignments are in addition to the practicum requirement and are completed outside of practicum work hours.

Capstone Project Requirements


All students must complete a design project during their Senior year. Students must be enrolled in THEA 5910  during the semester in which the project is presented. Capstone projects are chosen as part of the production assignment process.

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